9 Red Bell Pepper Cream Sauce

A friend of mine told me that she ordered pasta with a red pepper cream sauce that was "to die for."

That sounds spicy, I told her.  

"No, not at all.  It's made with red bell peppers, and they are sweet."

I hunted for a recipe and found one on the Food Network.

Though the recipe doesn't call for roasted red bell peppers, I thought, why not?

I combined the peppers and heavy cream in a heavy bottomed pot.

You need a pot with a thick bottom to prevent scorching.

Bring the cream to a boil.

The recipe doesn't say, but I like to stir constantly anytime I'm cooking with milk.  

I don't want it to burn.

After a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until liquid is reduced by half.

Add some paprika, lemon juice, salt, white pepper, and just a teeny pinch of cayenne.

Add more cayenne if you like it HOT.

Put into a blender, food processor, or if you're lucky, an immersion blender does the trick.  It is so much easier to clean than the other two appliances I mentioned!

I served this sauce over some linguini pasta and a side of pan fried tilapia.  

I took a taste.  My hubby took a taste.

Creamy.  Sweet.  Just a little 'kick' in the back of my mouth from the cayenne.

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Cream Sauce


  1. This sounds delicious!

    So..white pepper. Winco doesn't have it in bulk. I can only find it in the premium priced spice brands. Did you find a great deal somewhere?

  2. Frieda, I love red bell peppers. I made The Pioneer Woman's red pepper sauce, and it's easy and delish. This recipe looks just like it. It's great on fish and/or pasta. Nice!

  3. Frieda, your Red Pepper Pasta sauce sounds great...a recipe I'm putting on my bloggy to make list. Joni

  4. Lars, I have a itty bitty 1 oz. McCormick of ground white pepper that I...uh...have had for ages. It is stronger than black pepper and doesn't leave little black flecks in this recipe or in my cheese soup~

  5. Yikes...this sounds amazing, and you have a beautiful site! I found you through Memoria's site:)

  6. I love roasted bell peppers. Your pasta looks amazing. Thanks for the great tutorial and recipe.

  7. This sounds amazing!

  8. My daughter said I made a red pepper sauce we ate over some ravioli a few years back. I have no memory of it nor have no clue where I even got the recipe from. This looks like it might be what she was referring to. Can't wait to try it!

  9. This looks wonderful- I love the white pepper in pasta sauces. It gives a zing that adds something a little different than the other peppers. Thanks for sharing :)


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